General Submissions Information
The Harvard Law & Policy Review (HLPR) welcomes articles and essays from law professors, judges, practitioners, policymakers, and students. Unsolicited articles should be typed and double-spaced in Microsoft Word, and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).
All submissions for the print edition should be sent to HLPR via Scholastica, with the exception of student notes, which should be submitted via email to HarvardLPRSubmissions@gmail.com. The submissions process is ongoing, but we typically select pieces for our winter issue by early August and select pieces for our summer issue by late February.
Online essays and contributions to the blog should be sent to Executive Online Editor Kurt Walters at email@example.com with “HLPR Submission” in the subject line.
Due to the quantity of submissions, HLPR will only reply to emails regarding submissions if we are interested in discussing publication.
HLPR is seeking the following content:
HLPR publishes two issues each year, in winter and summer. We are seeking short, easily readable pieces that are of interest to legal scholars, legal practitioners, judges, legislators, other government officials, and political activists. Submitted pieces should be about 5,000-10,000 words and policy-oriented. Ideal pieces propose innovative ideas for progressive legal and policy measures related to U.S. domestic policy. The submissions process is ongoing, but we typically select pieces for our winter issue by early August and select pieces for our summer issue by early January.
HLPR publishes one to three student notes or essays in each print issue. We are seeking outstanding student writing from a diverse array of law schools. The pieces in our student writing section are often more policy oriented than traditional legal writing, are less footnote heavy, and may range from about 4,000-13,000 words. The submissions process is ongoing, but we typically select pieces for our winter issue by early August and select pieces for our summer issue by early January.
HLPR Online publishes guest blog posts and essays from students, practitioners, policymakers, and professors. We are seeking blog posts (400-600 words) and short essays (1,000-2,000 words) for publication with light editing from HLPR Online staff. Submissions should be written in a less formal style suitable for magazine writing and should contain hyperlinks to sources, but need not contain footnotes. Pieces may contain links to the author’s own website and Twitter account, but may not contain links to commercial ventures other than publications.